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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

With recordings of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Plus the BBC SSO playing Stuart Macrae, Anna Meredith, Judith Weir and James MacMillan live at City Halls in Glasgow.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra takes up the next lap of celebrations in Radio 3's Pass the Baton! day

13.02
Jamie MacDougall and Kate Molleson present recordings of the BBC Scottish Symphony, including music by Berlioz, Nielsen and Purcell. Joined by guests in the studio, Jamie and Kate also introduce discussion and features, including the orchestra's current principal conductor Thomas Dausgaard on musical connections with the Scottish landscape, and Ilan Volkov about his pioneering Tectonics Festival. Guests include Richard Holloway who will discuss Sistema Scotland's work building social change through orchestral music, and former conducting fellows Jessica Cottis and Holly Mathieson will talk about their time spent working with the BBC SSO.

14.00
Live from Glasgow's City Halls, James MacMillan conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a concert of works by living Scottish composers, including his own Confession of Isobel Gowdie. Presented by Jamie MacDougall.

Stuart Macrae: Stirling Choruses
Anna Meredith: Fringeflower
Judith Weir: Music Untangled
James MacMillan: The Confession of Isobel Gowdie

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
James MacMillan (conductor)

BBC Radio 3's Pass the Baton! day celebrates the unique contributions which the BBC's Orchestras and Choirs make to British musical life. With live performances from Cardiff, Glasgow, London and Salford, plus discussions, features and recordings which demonstrate the ensembles' distinctive work in their own communities and further afield. Part of Radio 3's 70th season, celebrating seven decades of pioneering music and culture since the founding of the Third Programme.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Overture:Beatrice et Benedict

    Conductor: Donald Runnicles. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Helios Overture

    Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Burns

    My Love is like a Red Red Rose

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Henry Purcell

    In Nomine in G minor (ed Manze)

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Henry Purcell

    Fantasia on one note (orch Manze)

    Conductor: Andrew Manze. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Stuart MacRae

    Stirling Choruses

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Anna Meredith

    Fringeflower

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jessica Cottis.
  • Judith Weir

    Music, Untangled

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: Sir James MacMillan.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    The Confession of Isobel Gowdie

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: Sir James MacMillan.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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Meet the musicians

Get to know the BBC Orchestras and Choirs as they limber up for our day of music-making.